Iran Lawmakers Threaten Nuclear Speed-Up if Congress Adds Sanctions
If the Tea Party facet of Congress and Iranian hard liners come to be in charge war becomes all too likely.
TEHRAN — More than a third of Iran’s parliament has signed on to a bill ordering an acceleration of the country’s nuclear program if Congress follows through with new sanctions, lawmakers said.
In a gesture apparently intended as retaliation for congressional sanctions legislation, 100 members of Iran’s parliament have signed on to a resolution calling for an increase in uranium enrichment to 60% purity from a current 20%. The bill also would order activation of the partially built Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, which could generate plutonium that could be used as bomb fuel.